Top Easy Greek Recipes to Make at Home
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There are a lot of recipes that you can prepare that are part of Greek cuisine, and some are easier to prepare than others. Greek cooking is completely doable at home, it’s just that some recipes take several steps and are a bit more time consuming to put together. When cooking, you don’t always want to spend a lot of time. The good news is that there are also plenty of recipes that come together fast. Here’s a roundup of some of our favorites:
Horiatiki, or Greek village salad, is one of those satisfying Greek dishes that comes together quickly. Although there are other salads that are present in Greek cooking, this is by far the most common. Lettuce doesn’t grow well in Greece during the hottest months, and cucumbers and tomatoes, the main stars of this dish, are abundant. This recipe makes for a great, simple meal or snack, or as an excellent accompaniment for a larger meal. You don’t even need to take the time to use dressing in the salad. The olive oil, salt, oregano, and juices from the tomatoes give the salad plenty of flavor.
Tost, or toasted sandwiches, are a popular food to get in Greece. They are present at most cafes and restaurants, and make for a great, light meal or snack. You can also make these at home, and they come together very quickly. Think of this sandwich as an elevated grilled cheese. You can basically use anything that you have on hand to make this sandwich, but if you have traditional Greek ingredients at home, that’s even better!
The great thing about seasoned fries is that you can use any fries that you have on hand to season them with “Greek” flavors, even frozen ones. You are also welcome to take the extra step of making the fries from scratch using the “Greek” method. However, even by not taking the extra step, you can still get them to taste “Greek” based on the flavorings that you use.
Although our recipe includes suggestions for vegetables you can use, you can actually use whatever vegetables you have on hand. The main vegetables that are used include eggplant, tomatoes, zucchini, bell peppers, onions etc. You can also use other vegetables like okra, artichokes, and even squash. The beauty of this dish is that it tastes delicious no matter what the flavor combinations are. The dish comes together in minutes, but it does
Although we tend to think of a dish like this in the United States as being part of breakfast, it is actually served as a quick and easy dessert in Greece. A platter is usually spread with thick, fresh Greek yogurt and then topped with local Greek honey and walnuts. The platter is served in the center of the table, and everyone spoons some into their dish and shares it.
There are plenty of Greek dishes that are fast and easy to prepare in Greek cooking, and these are some of our favorites.
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